Jeff Gordon posted the quickest 10-lap average in Saturday morning’s practice session. His top speed was 96.261 mph from laps 41 through 50. That speed was faster than all but 17 drivers’ fastest laps.
Jeff Gordon gambled by staying out on the next-to-last restart and led the Auto Club 400 on old tires. When the race had two green-white-checkered attempts, he fell back through the field and barely managed to finish 10th.
Jeff Gordon finally avoided bad luck at Phoenix in the CampingWorld.com 500 and finished ninth in the final rundown.
Jeff Gordon’s final fulltime season as a NASCAR driver is not getting off to the start he hoped. He was involved in late-race accidents at Daytona and Atlanta which contributed to back-to-back results outside the top 30. At Vegas, he ran into the back of Jeb Burton when that driver slowed to miss a crashing Jimmie Johnson with less than 100 laps remaining.
Bad luck has followed Jeff Gordon to Las Vegas. He ran into Danica Patrick in the final minutes of final practice for the Kobalt 400 and will be forced to roll out a backup. He had the 14th-fastest time in that session.
In his final start at Las Vegas as a fulltime driver, Jeff Gordon set a new track record with a speed of 194.679 mph. This is Gordon’s first pole at the track and the third time he has started on the front row.
Jeff Gordon posted the fastest single lap in the afternoon test session at Atlanta. His top speed was 188.424 mph, which was posted early in his run. Gordon also posted the quickest 10-lap average in that session with a speed of 185.458 mph during his first 10 laps around the track.
Jeff Gordon posted the fastest lap in Friday morning’s practice for the Daytona 500. His top speed was 193.079 mph.
Jeff Gordon got his final full season underway in the best possible fashion. He set the fastest time at 201.293 mph in the third round of group qualifying for the Daytona 500 and locks himself onto the pole for the Great American Race.
With a speed of 196.764 mph, Jeff Gordon posted the fastest single lap in the second practice session for the Sprint Unlimited.
Jeff Gordon has crashed and failed to finish in the last three Sprint Unlimiteds. His best result in those years was a 12th in 2014’s edition of the race.
Jeff Gordon, the celebrated stock car champion whose crossover appeal helped take NASCAR into the mainstream, will compete in his 23rd and final full-time Sprint Cup Series season in 2015.
Jeff Gordon dominated the Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway, but the team employed the wrong pit strategy at the end of the race and finished only 10th.
Jeff Gordon posted a lap of 180.747 mph during the third and final session of qualification for the Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. He won the 200th pole for Hendrick Motorsports and the 76th of his career.